Dry skin is a very common condition and it can lead to the painful problem of cracking
and fissuring of the skin especially round the edge of the heels. In most people
this is a nuisance and a cosmetic problem but when the fissures are deep, the skin
bleeds easily and is usually very painful.
This condition is sometimes associated with wearing open backed shoes with the rim
of the sole causing the irritation. These types of shoes should be avoided and daily
use of a good foot cream with periodical gentle use of a foot dresser will help to
keep the rough skin from forming.